Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) [Thomas Dorr's response to Whig accusations during the Dorr Rebellion]
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Written in the third person and signed "Gov. Dorr" at the top of the page. Responds to accusations in Whig newspapers that he is "one of the most pusillanimous cowards in existence" and is "about to descend upon Rhode Island with a military force." Compares Dorr to Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. Dorr, then an illegitimate governor, led the Dorr Rebellion over suffrage rights in Rhode Island. Pencilled note on the verso indicates the document is written in Dorr's hand.
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